About restoration

About restoring limited partnerships to the register

A limited partnership is restored to the Limited Partnerships Register when the Registrar enters the name on the register. A limited partnership that is restored to the register is deemed to have continued in existence as if it has not been removed from the register.

Assets of a limited partnership

The limited partnerships assets vest in the Crown under the Limited Partnerships Act 2008, where they are described as bona vacantia (ownerless goods (Lat)).

The Crown is represented by the Treasury in this instance, to which initial inquiries should be directed. On restoration, the assets re-vest without formality in the limited partnership as if it hadn't been removed.

Assets of a removed limited partnership by liquidation

As with money in a bank account or shares in a limited partnership, the Crown has power of disposal, so the person interested should write to the Treasury at the address given below.

Address for Treasury

PO Box 3724

All help topics

Getting started on the register 5 guides

About limited partnerships, the roles and responsibilities of general and limited partners, and how to set up your online services account.

Searching the Limited Partnerships Registers 2 guides

Find out how to search the registers for information about New Zealand and overseas limited partnerships, and their current status.

About limited partnerships 6 guides

Limited partnerships are registered under the Limited Partnerships Act 2008. The registers of limited partnerships and overseas limited partnerships are administered by the NZ Companies Office.

Registering a limited partnership 3 guides

To register a limited partnership you must complete the application process and pay the registration fee.

Keeping limited partnership details up to date 9 guides

Deregistering a limited partnership 4 guides

If a limited partnership is terminated, or you ask for it to be deregistered, you must notify us so it can be removed from the register. The Registrar can also choose to deregister limited partnerships.

Restoring a limited partnership 3 guides

You can apply to the Registrar to have your limited partnership restored to the register. You'll need to provide evidence to support your application.

Forms and fees for limited partnerships (NZ) 3 guides

Forms you'll need to register your limited partnership or keep details up to date, and a schedule of fees payable.